Catwoman, Disney and, Fucking Michael Bay
The new amazing look of Selina Kyle – Catwoman
It’s an all new episode of The Surly Nerd, ready to get all geeky up in your ear holes. We jump into this week with the prelude (as always). Inside the prelude we talk about what you missed at RTX and wonder why everyone has (finally) joined us on the hating Michael Bay bad-wagon. Witness Tony have a Michael Bay crisis of faith. Things get even crazier as we discuss the possibility of an African-American Captain America. Catwoman finally gets a good female writer taking control of her comics which makes us happy. We are finally happy seeing DC moving in the right direction for many of their non-movie projects! (Now if only Disney could make some intelligent decisions with their IPs)
Eventually our multitude of rants take us to the end where we spend a long time talking about the state of the movie industry any why butts are not firmly planted in theater seats. Is Michael Bay is the only thing driving people to the movies these days? Are we resigning ourselves to a million more shitty Transformer movies? All that, with Nintendo, Final Fantasy, Disney and MORE to come! Get ready to strap yourself in for the week-in-review madness that is our show and don’t forget to send us your summer fun time pictures with your #nerdventure hashtag!
Episode 98: Summary and Time Stamps
(0:12:30) In Comic Industry News – Barnes and Noble has a celebration of pop culture, Catwoman gets a new (female) writer and Harley Quinn goes to Comic-Con.
(0:23:00) In Game Industry News – Gamestop wants to touch game developers, Miyamoto is worried that mobile games will take over Nintendo and the creator of Final Fantasy goes mobile with his newest game.
(0:41:15) In Entertainment News – Disney wants a live-action Dumbo movie because everyone wants what Disney wants apparently, rumors abound that Falcon will don the mantle of Captain America and AMC theaters are trying to come up with a way to get more people to come to their locations in the midst of another year of domestic box office drops and Michael Bay explosions. And Michael Bay being as shitty as only Michael Bay can.
(1:11:25) Epilogue – Listen to James’ heart break on-air.
Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of all your Nintendo-filled dreams
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(0:30:30) In Game Industry News – NASA goes FALLOUT, Telltale gets even deeper into Game of Thrones, Nintendo bows out of E3, the Playstation gets a rental service, Zuckerberg tried the PS4 headset and GameStop goes mobile.
(1:09:30) In Entertainment News – Lucasfilm resets Star Wars, Fox wants more X-men, Warner Brothers rumors abound, Miramax and AOL team up for a new Netflix, Super Troopers 2 needs funding and Zombieland writers are all over Watch Dogs.
(0:15:20) This week in Comic Industry News – Wondercon talks Batman, IDW keeps doing what they do and Mondo goes Marvel.
(0:26:00) In Game Industry News – Nintendo is under fire, Nuka Cola has been trademaked, Sony ditches Square, Game Spy closes and what that means to you and Fatal Frame gets a sequel.
(046:00ish) In Entertainment News – Oculus is ready to go to Hollywood, Sony registers Bioshock domains, Stephen Spielberg is on board for Goonies, we get the lowdown on the new Fantastic Four movie, Disney takes over the world even while movie ticket prices drop.
(0:9:00ish) This week in Comic Industry News – Deadpool breaks things, Comixology gets married to Amazon, Nightwing becomes a sex symbol and Groot and Rocket get a book.
(0:18:00ish) In Game Industry News – WOD is no more, Eve VR IS a reality, Infamous makes the bucks, Capcom gives up the bucks, Oculus is worth MORE bucks and OnLive cuts down the bucks required to try it.
(0:45:00ish) In Entertainment News – Fincher leaves Jobs, Marvel beats Potter, Carnage is rumored and Michael Bay fucks more shit up.
15:00 – In Comic Industry News: Flash Gordon is BACK!, Stan Lee pisses the internet off again and Mark Miller creates his own universe.
33:00 – In Game Industry News: Square Enix embraces the indys, Microsoft says VR is the future, Nintendo’s president is in a very difficult place and Amazon TV has launched.
1:06:00 – In Entertainment News: More on the Scream TV series, Gremlins is on the way and so are the Goonies, more on the Sinister Six and we return to Tucker and Dales cabin.